Manuka honey has gained immense recognition over recent years.
Its main purposes can be defined in two categories.
1. Topical applications such as skin care
2. Treatment of internal conditions such as gastronomical infections.
While Manuka honeys effectiveness is supported by ongoing studies and clinical research, the effects of honey have been documented for thousands of years.
Ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Arabs, Chinese and Egyptians used honey for skin care and digestive purposes. The use of the honey goes back more than 5000 years. Ancient parchments as old as 3000BC recommend honey for skin ulcers. Honey butter was used as topical dressing for ayurvedic surgery in ancient India.
However, after the invention of penicillin in the beginning of the 20th century, honey started to take a back seat in hospitals. As of more recent times manuka honey with its strong ability to combat drug resisdent bacteria has put honey (in the form of manuka honey) back on hospital shelves.
According to Dr. Peter Molan, the world’s most renowned biochemist and researcher of manuka honey, it's been known to treat untreatable wounds.
A study from the University of Ottawa shows that manuka honey is more effective than antibiotics at destroying bacteria.
In a report Dr. Molan reported, “There’s more evidence, clinical evidence, by far for honey in wound treatment than for any of the pharmaceutical products.
Active manuka honey also works very well on stomach flu, gastroenteritis and inflammation.
Common infections caused by inflammations, bacterial and fungal infections, or irritants may cause pain in the throat. Manuka honey posesses anti bacterial and anti fungal properties that may soothe it. It's best to use an NPA of 10 - 20+ for this sort of application.
Manuka honey is known to boost the immune system and is extremely effective against bacteria.
Manuka honey has potent antibacterial activity when it comes to wound care and helps clear infection, remove dead tissue, stimulates tissue growth and may decrease scarring.
It also offers treatment for various kinds of infections including staph infections, MRSA, diabetic foot ulcers, burn wound care and more.resistance against antibiotics.